City Directories and History: 1917 – City Transit and Storage, Oakland Pure Service, 1946 – Mintz’s Service Station, 1963 – City Transit and Storage Company and Oakland Pure Service Station
Originally this was part of the London family property that faced Chatham Avenue and ran for a distance down what is today Oakland until you came to the Willis home. In the post WWII commercial development of Rock Hill’s Oakland section, this area was cut into numerous parcels for development.
The Herald reported on Aug 29, 1939, “City Council heard the pros and cons on erection of a service station at the corner of Oakland and Chatham Avenue. T.K. Cunningham has applied to build it. Currently there is a house on the property. Mr. Cunningham want to roll the house back to face Chatham Avenue. The project is opposed by Mrs. W.O. Smith who owns the adjoining home on Oakland and Mrs. A.H. Davis who owns the adjoining home on Chatham. Mrs. S.M. Neely operates a boarding house in Mrs. Smith’s home.” On August 31, the request was denied by council.
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